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1. Intro to Basic Crocheted Shape Formulas: Hi, welcome to my classroom. I'm adding, and I'm gonna be teaching you how to
crochet basic shapes. In this course. I'm
gonna be going over the basic formulas for
that and don't be scared. I know formulas is kind
of a mathematic term, but there's not a
lot of math involved and whatever is involved
is pretty simple. So don't let that scare you. It's not that daunting. Once you have these
basic shapes down, you're gonna be able to
make your own patterns pretty simply
because you'll find a lot of these
basic shapes can be turned into a lot of
different things. As I said, I'm going to be
going over the basic formulas. But of course you
can tweak things to how you need them to create the shape that
you're specifically looking for for your
specific project. This is a topic that's being
requested if Neil a lot. And so I hope that you
find what you're looking for in this course and
it's helpful for you. I'm gonna be going over
three simple shapes today, spheres, cylinders and cones. And you're gonna find
that those shapes can create a lot of
different projects for you. If that sounds good, Then come along with
me and let's crochet.
2. Spheres: So we're starting out with the most basic of crochets shapes. This sphere. Pretty much everything
that I crochet has some version
of a sphere in it. We're talking about
circles or ovals, stuff that can be perfectly
round or somewhat smushed. Today, I have three examples that I'm going to show you to go along with the formula
so you can kind of understand how the
math works with it. So I have three shapes here,
varying circle degrees. You're going to see
that this yellow one is not a perfect sphere. It's almost an oval. This is where I started
and this is where I ended. So it's kinda was
smushed sphere. The white one is more
of a perfect sphere. It's a little bit smushed. Depending on how
you stuff, things, things can look more
or less like a sphere. This one fits
nicely in the hand. It's pretty circular and this is pretty average in terms
of size when you're looking for the gray example
is somewhat smaller. I would say this one is probably the most perfect
sphere to me and it really all comes down
to The increase, the decrease, and how many
rounds in-between there are. I'm going to try to
show you a little bit more as I draw it, what I mean by increasing and decreasing and how that
affects your sphere. To help go along with the
formulas I'm giving you. We are looking at how
to get this shape. And what it comes down to is
how quickly you increase, how long you stay the same for and how quickly
you decrease. So the increase
and the decrease, we're going to want
to stay the same. So whatever you do to get
the top of this sphere, you're going to want to do
the opposite for the bottom. In the examples that I gave you, I will show you what I
did with these formulas. So you can decide based on the way that mine lock
which one you'd rather do. So again, I'm going to
show you my sphere. So here's the gray example. So this was n plus two,
all the way around. The White example right here. It's almost a sphere. This was n plus one. Then my yellow example
here was just n. So this is the most squished
out of all of them. So you can see the way that they're less
spherical or more spherical depending on
what you're looking for. This is n, n plus one and plus two on how spherical they are. So that's how I do spheres, and I hope that it helps you create ceasefires
of your own.
3. Cylinders: Next we're moving
on to cylinders. These are probably about as
simple as the spheres are, if not more simple, because we're just going to go as far as you want
with the sphere. And we're just trying to figure
out how big we want them. A lot of the time when I
knew cylinders, I do them. So they have a
closing at one end. You can see it better
with the yellow example. I don't know what
I'm doing trying to show you the smallest one. As you can see, this side
is closed and the site is open because I ended with this sudden I
start with this side. You can cast on as many as
you want this cylinder to be. And just two single crochets all the way down and you'll
have a cylinder. I tend to do the closed side
because with cylinders, people use them a lot of
time for bodies are arms. So e.g. I'm going to use
a sphere in patterns. And I do this all the time. Use a cylinder as the body. So you can see that it
sits nicely on there and it already has the bottom so you don't need to do
a cover for that. And it looks like
a head and a body. Another big major
thing that people do with cylinders is used
them for arms and legs. And that's another reason why I like to have them closed off. That would be one huge lake,
but you can still do it. The only way really to
decide how big you want. This is kind of up
to what you think, the pattern that you are
trying to make needs. And you'll learn how to
do that by trial and error loss to the time with a lot of the
pieces that I do, I tend to do this same
beginning number of stitches so that everything
has around the same size. This one was also started
with six single crochets, but I wouldn't do it this
long if I were doing a leg, I'd probably do about half that. So just to there. So it would look more
like a leg and less well, unless you want like a sock monkey kinda
look which you can do. It's really up to you on what you're trying to make
this thing look like. You're going to
learn that a lot. It's going to be up to you with a lot of this on where you're trying to
get the shape to go. It's like sculpting with yarn. So you're going to learn what works best for you
with these formulas. And you can create pretty much anything
with these shapes. I'm gonna go over this a
little bit more in drawing format so you can
see what I mean. But someone nerves
are pretty basic. The understanding of
them is pretty basic. Cylinder, so these
are pretty simple. We're basically looking at
how long we want them to be. We're increasing
rapidly on this. If you're looking to do
a closed-off cylinder, but if not, we're doing a
chain all the way around. And just focusing on the length. And length is honestly
really up to you. I believe I did not. I did different links for these. Actually, this one is two times the number of
rounds that I started with. Long. This one is just
n plus one amount long. And this one is about two
times as long as well. The difference that
I'm showing you here in terms of these
cylinder examples, are how much, how wide you
want your cylinder to be, and how far you go with that. If we're going by length, that goes, it goes this way. I was going by thickness. But for coming by length
that goes this way, you can of course, elongate that make it shorter. It's really up to you on
what you're looking for. The biggest factor in how
cylinders look is of course, how wide or how thin they are. These are really
this size is pretty good for a really chunky leg. This size is good
for like a body. This size is good for a very
neutrally spaghetti arm. You can use cylinders
for a variety of things. You can even use this for neck. If you're doing a
giraffe or something, It's really up to you on
how you want to do those. So now that you understand
cylinder is a little bit more, Let's move on to the next shape.
4. Cones: So the last shape
I'm gonna be going over today are cones. And though they do seem simple, they're a little
bit more tricky. Then spheres or cylinders. With cones, It's a little bit more difficult to figure out how wide you want it to end up and how many increases you
gotta do to get there. Unless you're looking
for a band in your cone, you're going to be doing an even increase
all the way around. If you want a bend, then you're going to
be doing it offsets. So what that means is you either increasing or
sometimes decreasing in one specific location. Here my examples, I have 12.3, the gray one is bent. And the reason why that is is because when I
was crushing this one, I did all the
increases on one side. The rest of these the
increases were all put on the first part and then the left and
then the middle part. So they're evenly spaced
across the entire cone. For the other two, this one, I just increased on one side
and you get a bend. That way you can kind of get a bent tail or a crooked hat. It really is up to you on what you want
to use that shape for. I use that a lot for
then two tails or horns. I guess you could do
that for these cones. You can even bend it yourself. Because as you can see
that one was straight. This one you can still bend. You can bend them pretty much
however you want and then use stitches to
hold them in place, to hold the bend in place, or you can just
leave them straight. These are both the
same amount of rounds, obviously because
of the same height. But this one only had one single crochet added to it every round and
this one has two. So it gets wider as double
a pace as this one does. These ones are a little bit harder to give you formulas for because you can make all different kinds
of shapes with cones. And it really
depends on how wide or how thin you want
your code to be. If you want a shape on it, I can give you the formulas
for all three of these, and it will give you
varying degrees of cones. You can tweak them. You can do for you, for very big cone. You could do less. You could do odd number, even number, whatever you want. And the cones will always turn
out just interesting ways. So I'm going to show you
a little bit more about how cones work in picture form. So the last shape I'm going
to show you here are cones. Like I said, while I was
showing you the examples. How much you increase, at what rate you increase
is really going to change how your cone looks. You can get a really
thick cone with faster increases and a very thin cone with
slower increases. This is increased by one, this has increased by two, this is increased by three. All of the cones that
I did as examples, they're all as long
as each other. But how much I increased them. Sorry, It goes like this.
For the one-two-three, how much I increase them
is really showing you the difference also with to the where you place the
increase is important. So if we're doing
a top-down view, because I only
increased on one part. So at the very beginning, it curves like this with
these two where I increased, Well, I only increased
on one part in this one, but because it's so
thin, you can't tell. With this one I increased
in two locations that we're equidistant to
each other so that it stays nice and
flat like that. This one, you can straighten. But you can also bend like that first one because I
did it all on the one side. But it's not it's not
as solid as this one. So this one, if I
wanted it to stay bent, I'd probably have to sew it like that and reinforce it like that to make sure that
it stays like that. So I hope that helps
you a little bit with how you
construct your cones.
5. Making Shapes Work for YOU: Of course, the main
reason that I'm giving you these formulas is so that you can get those shapes to work for you and your
patterns and projects. This means you're going
to need an eye for shapes and how to
mesh things together, but don't worry,
that will come with time and experience and playing around with
what you know. Don't be discouraged
if you have to make a specific piece more than
once because it happens. I do that a lot. There are many pieces that I've made that I had to
completely restart because the head
wasn't the right size with the body or the arm
wasn't the right length. Just it happens. You have to do it
by trial and error. Sometimes, the more you do that, the better you'll
be the next time. So let's play with some of
the shapes that I gave you. I already did the white sphere
on the yellow cylinder. If I look at this, the gray cone, even though
I do like that, It's bent. It's a little big in my opinion. You can have different opinions. I mean, obviously. But I think yeah, I would go with the
white tail on that. So we've got a cute tail. I'm going to use
these gray cylinders. If I can get these pins to work as sort of
arms and legs here. And it's going to
be sitting down. There you got. So there's
a very basic shape. You can make smaller spheres, I think, and make a
little ears to go on top. I think that would be q. You can finish it
here. Put eyes on it. You could do a little frill down the back and make it
look kind of like a dinosaur. You could also, instead
of doing this one, do more of a smushed sphere
and have it tilted like that. So it looks like it's looking up and it's got a bigger head. That's another version. You could do something a
little bit more interesting. I don't even know
what I'm doing, I'm just playing around, but something kinda fun that
doesn't even look feasible. But you could do
something like that. You can just play
around with shapes, like a snowman with a hat. Just random, random things. You can make a lot of different
things with these shapes. And I hope that this
course has helped you with the basic formulas
of these basic shapes. I challenge you
to make a project using only spheres,
cones, and cylinders. And to post below, because I love seeing
your guises work. Anyway, I want to thank you for watching this course
and for following me. I know it's been a long time
since I've posted anything and I do appreciate your guys support with
everything that I do. I hope you had fun
in this course and that you will continue
to have fun crocheting. It is a journey and I'm glad
to have been part of yours. I'll see you next class. Bye.